The book is dedicated to a Ukrainian scientist in the field of Electrical Engineering, one of the organizers of postwar higher education in Lviv region, who was rector of Lviv Polytechnic Institute for ten years and rector of Ivan Franko Lviv State University for eighteen years.
The book about Mykola Maksymovych is the fourth in a series of memoirs about Polytechnic rectors of the Soviet period and the beginnings of Independence. Earlier, there were published biographies of Yurii Rudavskyi, Mykhailo Havryliuk and Hryhoriy Denysenko.
The editor-in-chief of the edition is Professor Yurii Bobalo. The authors are Honored Journalist of Ukraine Tetiana Verheles and the son of Rector Mykola Maksymovych, Professor Volodymyr Maksymovych.